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[swet-hous] /ˈswɛtˌhaʊs/
noun, plural sweathouses [swet-hou-ziz] /ˈswɛtˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
(especially among North American Indians) a special building used for cleansing and purifying one's body by sweating, in which heated water is poured over heated stones to produce steam.
Also called sweat lodge. Unabridged
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  • There he immediately built a fire and heated stones for the first sweat lodge.

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British Dictionary definitions for sweat lodge

sweat lodge

(among native North American peoples) a structure in which water is poured onto hot stones to make the occupants sweat for religious or medicinal purposes
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